EDEL 477 - Middle School Students and Their Environment
An in-depth exploration of the developmental learning needs of 5th-8th grade students and the physical, social, and management systems utilized by middle-level education programs. The major focus of this course is to create developmentally appropriate classroom practices that merge educational developmental needs.
Prerequisites: full admission to the Teacher Certification Program and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Middle level Teachers will know and be able to function within the middle school philosophy in terms of curriculum, management, development, and pedagogy. This includes the use of interdisciplinary teams, flexible grouping and scheduling, teacher based guidance programs, and activity-based programs. (Kl .2), (S1.1), (S1.2), (S2.2), (S3.2), (K4.1), (K4.2), (K.4.3), (K4.4), (S4.1),
- Be sensitive and be able to effectively address developmental needs of physical, intellectual and cognitive, moral, and psychosocial in the education of middle school students. (K2. l), (K2.2), (S2. l), (S2.2), (K5.6)
- Create, modify, and adapt the instruction, environment, and cognitive experiences to meet the individual and cultural needs of all students. (S2.3), (K3. l), (S3.1), (K.5.1), (K5.6), (S5.2), (K7.3)
- Demonstrate knowledge of the current national, state and local best practices in curriculum and classroom practices by citing and integrating them into daily instructional and management practices. Students will be designing integrated lessons and the environment that supports integration. (K5.3), (S5.4), (K5.4), (S5.4),
- Middle level teacher candidates will be prepared to create a caring, stimulating, inclusive and safe community for learning where students take intellectual risks and work independently as well as collaboratively. (S3.3), (KS.6), (S5.6), (S5.7),
- Middle level teacher candidates will be able to create and employ opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, student families, resource persons, and community groups in achieving quality educational experiences for all students. (S6.2,), (K6.1), (K7.3)
- Design lessons that represent a departmentalized schedule approach with respect to both horizontal and vertical teaming. (K4.1), (K4.3)
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